KitUp RSS Feed - Military.com http://feed.informer.com/digests/D1YYWEQU18/feeder KitUp RSS Feed - Military.com Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:30:23 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ After Year-Long Delay, Soldiers to Get New Night-Vision Gear https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/04/04/after-year-long-delay-soldiers-get-new-night-vision-gear.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2dd826c8-91d7-a692-faee-83e95eb3ec7a Thu, 04 Apr 2019 21:13:41 +0000 A top U.S. Army Futures Command leader told Congress the service will field its new, binocular-style night-vision goggles. Army Getting Ready to Choose M249 SAW and M4 Carbine Replacements https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/04/03/army-getting-ready-choose-m249-saw-and-m4-carbine-replacements.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8503bb17-d016-d4d6-0cab-a41824e5ec85 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:28:48 +0000 The Army will begin fielding the 6.8mm weapons that will replace M249 squad automatic weapons and M4/M4A1 carbines in 2021. Sig Sauer Honors Navy SEAL Hero With Epic Commemorative Pistol https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/04/02/sig-sauer-honors-navy-seal-hero-epic-commemorative-pistol.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:65fea03c-3d96-d392-7efe-fc58ad4f0c78 Tue, 02 Apr 2019 17:25:32 +0000 The maker of the Army's new Modular Handgun System presented Britt Slabinski with a special-edition MK25 pistol. Sailors Will No Longer Need 12 Years of Good Conduct to Sport Gold Stripes https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/03/25/sailors-will-no-longer-need-12-years-good-conduct-sport-gold-stripes.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:46531aaf-618b-fc43-88d1-86bc3dcb46ff Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:04:34 +0000 The Navy is rescinding its tradition requiring sailors to have 12 years of blemish-free conduct to rate gold stripes. Backpack-Sized Robots on Their Way to Army Units https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/03/15/backpack-sized-robots-their-way-army-units.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7beb2541-0589-3d9c-d720-f98f14faefd2 Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:47:45 +0000 The U.S. Army recently awarded QinetiQ North America a contract worth up to $152 million for special robots. Army to Issue Latest Armored Groin Protection to Paratroopers https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/03/07/army-issue-latest-armored-groin-protection-paratroopers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5870bb85-259e-b49c-acb9-085007ad4422 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 21:44:34 +0000 Soldiers at Fort Bragg will soon receive the Army's latest attempt at armor protection for the genitals and groin area. Air Force Begins Fielding New Army Handgun to Security Forces https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/03/07/air-force-begins-fielding-new-army-handgun-security-forces.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ab3598d0-9c02-e35b-b7ac-dfba796c80ba Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:19:38 +0000 The Air Force recently began fielding the compact version of the Army's new Modular Handgun System to its security forces. Army's New Lightweight Body Armor Plates Could Feature 'Shooter's Cut' https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/03/06/armys-new-lightweight-body-armor-plates-could-feature-shooters-cut.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8c550644-7557-2bf6-9355-c1ab5c366358 Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:37:28 +0000 The Army is close to approving a lightweight body armor plate with a "shooter's cut" to provide greater mobility in combat. Army's New Helmet Offers Greater Protection, Rails for Mounting Lights https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/03/05/full-details-armys-newest-combat-helmet-revealed.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1aff4107-52d1-1903-b6aa-efd512b6cb8b Tue, 05 Mar 2019 21:16:15 +0000 U.S. Army officials will soon begin fielding a new combat helmet designed to give soldiers 100 percent greater protection. Soldier Gets Back Battered Helmet That Saved His Life During Insider Attack https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/03/04/soldier-gets-back-battered-helmet-saved-his-life-during-insider-attack.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3963a7ce-a442-0530-98b3-c5ae5587cbd7 Mon, 04 Mar 2019 22:55:26 +0000 The bullet tore a large hole in the ballistic material, but the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) stopped the round. How to Get a Historic M1 Rifle and Other Military Surplus Weapons https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/22/how-get-historic-m1-rifle-and-other-military-surplus-weapons.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:71b2742a-0edd-bf7b-d97a-a0d7a7a1b502 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:28:48 +0000 The Civilian Marksmanship Program may have what you're looking for. Army to Test Out Lighter Body Armor Plates This Year https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/22/army-test-out-lighter-body-armor-plates-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6e100ce2-bab4-62ac-9318-187903916d3f Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:12:21 +0000 The Army's multi-component Soldier Protection System body armor features hard-armor plates designed to stop rifle rounds. Pentagon Says Design Fixes Improve Reliability in New Army Service Pistol https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/21/pentagon-says-design-fixes-improve-reliability-new-army-service-pistol.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fc605a82-9dc1-bd9c-3cbb-6a7ae1764b3b Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:42:27 +0000 Design tweaks to the Army Modular Handgun System have improved the new pistol's reliability when firing 9mm ball ammunition. Gun Maker Calls Marines 'Crayon Eaters' in Viral Facebook Post https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/20/gun-maker-calls-marines-crayon-eaters-viral-facebook-post.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:12ae5822-3cd8-4ff4-924c-952093f09a51 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:47:14 +0000 Here's How Much Has Been Made from the Sale of Surplus M1 Rifles to Civilians https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/19/heres-how-much-has-been-made-sale-surplus-m1-rifles-civilians.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a828f2d2-ca06-b48e-2075-fe853b0f7924 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:52:58 +0000 The Civilian Marksmanship Program sells M1 rifles, many of which were used in World War II and the Korean War. Army's Next-Gen Squad Weapon to Feature Deadly Accurate Fire Control https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/13/armys-next-gen-squad-weapon-feature-deadly-accurate-fire-control.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c6328f7b-e95a-6877-4430-8f292b8870ad Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:08:12 +0000 The NGSW's digital fire control system could be revolutionary to infantry squad tactics, an official says. New York’s State Volunteer Defense Force to Get OCP Uniforms https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/05/new-yorks-state-volunteer-defense-force-get-ocp-uniforms.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:baf15fa3-fc5e-56b3-1333-cdc289e5a6ec Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:21:24 +0000 The Army, the Air force and the National Guard soon won't be the only ones sporting the Operational Camouflage Uniform. Remington, Mossberg Fashion New Pistols Designed for Female Shooters https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/05/remington-mossberg-fashion-new-pistols-designed-female-shooters.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:911b549a-f35a-1b47-6028-91c3d7521612 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:04:16 +0000 Remington and Mossberg showed off compact pistols at SHOT Show 2019 catering to female shooters and those with small hands. A Few Hundred Soldiers Could Get Their Army Greens This Month https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/02/04/few-hundred-soldiers-could-get-their-army-greens-month.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:39b65420-dc0a-fdfb-21f6-4ce88377907b Mon, 04 Feb 2019 22:27:14 +0000 The sergeant major of the Army revealed new details about the planned uniform. Israeli Firm Unveils Smartphone-Style Digital Rifle Sight https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/29/israeli-firm-unveils-smartphone-style-digital-rifle-sight.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c6ffae90-fa31-7b24-6bf5-9228617b513f Tue, 29 Jan 2019 21:23:39 +0000 An Israeli company unveiled its next-generation digital rifle sight, designed to work more like a smartphone. FightLite Shows Off Belt-Fed AR-Style Uppers at SHOT Show 2019 https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/28/fightlite-shows-belt-fed-ar-style-uppers-shot-show-2019.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4bc0704e-4ead-d4b5-9ea9-4ae67c56bd11 Mon, 28 Jan 2019 22:59:29 +0000 The MCR is a version of the older ARES Shrike, a belt-fed 5.56mm AR-style light machine gun. CamelBak Unveils New Pack, Redesigns Two Favorites for 2019 https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/28/camelbak-unveils-new-pack-redesigns-two-favorites-2019.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:34501864-0b7e-8e38-f49e-3bd7b0999db4 Mon, 28 Jan 2019 21:19:13 +0000 CamelBak showed off its new tactical line of packs at SHOT Show 2019, including a new, one-day assault pack. Remington, Mossberg Unveil Standout Shotguns at SHOT 2019 https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/24/remington-mossberg-unveil-standout-shotguns-shot-2019.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:88ad58ce-3ed8-4d4e-ab3a-5b6bb0f4b78c Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:46:40 +0000 Both Remington and Mossberg unveiled scatterguns worth mentioning at SHOT Show this year. Daniel Defense Unveils First Customized Bolt Gun at SHOT 2019 https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/23/daniel-defense-unveils-first-customized-bolt-gun-shot-2019.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:54d2fd47-6dc4-7e66-00cf-90f2d78f7ef0 Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:41:19 +0000 Daniel Defense -- a well-known AR manufacturer -- recently made its first foray into the world of bolt-action rifles. SureFire's Newest Weapon Light/Laser Is Designed for Operators https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/23/surefires-newest-weapon-light-laser-designed-operators.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d42ba68e-28e9-e3c0-761f-3b7367f8e355 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:06:51 +0000 SureFire LLC unveiled its latest weapon light/laser device at SHOT Show, which it developed for special operations shooters. Winchester Unveils New Round that Outperforms the .300 Blackout https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/22/winchester-unveils-new-round-outperforms-300-blackout.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5f006138-57d4-7e27-8bc5-66845801196d Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:39:37 +0000 It will work in a variety of platforms, from bolt action to AR-style rifles. Sig Sauer Shows Off its Potent New Rattler Chambered for 5.56mm https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/22/sig-sauer-shows-its-potent-new-rattler-chambered-556mm.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fc0e33a2-fa7b-e4e5-e35c-49035a209cef Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:19:12 +0000 Sig Sauer is now offering a powerful 5.56mm version of its popular, ultra-compact Rattler personal defense weapon. Brownells Shows off its Newest Retro Rifles at SHOT Show 2019 https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/22/brownells-shows-its-newest-retro-rifles-shot-show-2019.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f0867d7b-ba63-dae2-ae0b-7f825f47a24f Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:10:37 +0000 At SHOT Show 2019's range day on Monday, Brownells showed off its newest Retro Rifle, which is based on the AR-15. United Defense Unveils Distinctive-Looking AK Hybrids at SHOT Show https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/21/united-defense-unveils-distinctive-looking-ak-hybrids-shot-show.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3573e39a-2c96-af45-23f7-591de7690fd9 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 03:29:56 +0000 Firearms enthusiasts lined up to shoot United Defense's hybrid AKs, which feature an unfinished, bare-metal profile. Sig Sauer Live-Fires its Hard-Hitting New Ultra-Light Machine Gun https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/21/sig-sauer-live-fires-its-hard-hitting-new-ultra-light-machine-gun.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:59ae2c67-b637-11e3-297d-50c7a77feb2d Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:07:44 +0000 It's similar to the gun Sig is developing as a candidate to replace the Army's M249 squad automatic weapon. Pentagon Taps Sig Sauer to Supply Special Ops Units with New Rifle Scope https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/17/pentagon-taps-sig-sauer-supply-special-ops-units-new-rifle-scope.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:65f2ef0a-f2b2-1372-5310-d83ab316abbf Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:23:29 +0000 The Pentagon has selected Sig Sauer's rifle scope and scope mount to for use by U.S. special operations forces. The Military Has Begun Issuing Sneakers to Recruits at Boot Camp https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/16/military-has-begun-issuing-sneakers-recruits-boot-camp.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8f772c6e-965e-8ef5-eb07-597a49dd6ce2 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:04:56 +0000 The DoD's Defense Logistics Agency has begun delivering athletic shoes made by three American manufacturers to the services. Magpul Unveils New 7.62mm High-Capacity Drum Magazine https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/15/magpul-unveils-new-762mm-high-capacity-drum-magazine.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b19bb903-bb32-8beb-ec36-375755b9d94a Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:25:15 +0000 Magpul Industries Corp. has introduced a new 7.62mm version of its high-capacity polymer drum magazine. Smith & Wesson Unveils New Customized .38 Snub-Nosed Revolver https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/12/smith-wesson-unveils-new-customized-38-snub-nosed-revolver.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bf3b1e66-f473-de4d-25e0-14992d61a565 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 12:06:06 +0000 The new Model 442 is a lightweight, J-frame revolver that features a popular internal hammer design. Army to Test New Combat Boot Designs from 3 Makers https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/11/army-test-new-combat-boot-designs-3-makers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c7dc8391-7c10-b7b6-499b-b01420ccf703 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 23:27:02 +0000 U.S. Army footwear experts have begun field-testing a handful of new combat boot designs. New Dress Blues in 2019? Not Just Yet, Air Force Says https://www.military.com/kitup/2019/01/09/new-dress-blues-2019-not-just-yet-air-force-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:34feb280-8a49-2172-c230-bc042d7436b6 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:48:26 +0000 Aside from the new combat uniform, the U.S. Air Force may not get any additional uniforms this year.